“It’s changing but change is good. I feel like the new rappers will create buzz to keep rap going for a long time. Most people are scared of change, but it really could benefit with the amount of spectators from other countries coming to learn about hip hop and contribute to it.”

Check out the interview with Chuckswagg exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Chuckswagg: It really just started with listening to music day in and day out. I just wanted the taste of it and what it would feel like to make music and try to be great at it like so many others like Pac, Biggie, and Kendrick.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I would say giving feedback on a lot of rappers work which makes them want to help me out more because they know I have their back and will be there to hear their music as well. Social media is always a big tool to pick up your fans.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I would say the hate, but the best way to deal with that is to look at them as fans and to make you even hungrier to prove them wrong.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
There’s not too many big names but guys that have talent. They are just not open about it and they drop their music on the low and many people can’t hear it, but I like the talent we have.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
It’s changing but change is good. I feel like the new rappers will create buzz to keep rap going for a long time. Most people are scared of change, but it really could benefit with the amount of spectators from other countries coming to learn about hip hop and contribute to it.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
The advice I would give is to just keep pushing and network as much as possible. Don’t ever stop the grind because someone you don’t know is rooting for you.

What inspires you to write your next song?
I would say some real life situations and people doubting me. One main reason is just the passion of making music. Also, if I’m feeling the beat it is going to be mesmerizing.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
I would say I just get the urge first and then I get to checking out beats. I have to find a beat that meets the mood of what I’m feeling as well as what the song is about. I brainstorm like I’m writing a paper for English and then just let the magic happen like Houdini.

What do you think makes a great song?
I think what makes a great song could be a variety of things such as your audience feeling it and sharing it, before you know it your song is blowing up within seconds. I would say also the message you are trying to put across will also make that song a killer because people can relate.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: charles.jackson.9484
Soundcloud: chuckswagg
Instagram: @chuckswaggnasty_rapper
Twitter: @King_____Charles